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On Hardball: Obama's 'Gut Moment' With Daughter May Quiet Critics

Both Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd were taken aback by Barack Obama delivering a "personal connection moment" in today's press conference when he told reporters that his daughter Malia asked him: ...

Andrea Mitchell: Obama's Slow Reaction to Oil Spill Is Surprising Because Administration Is 'So Intellectual'

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Thursday attempted to critique Barack Obama's handling of the oil spill, but felt it necessary to point out how "intellectual" and "focused" the administration usually is.

Crackpot Helen Thomas Demands Obama Exit Afghanistan, Lectures: 'Don't Give Us' a 'Bushism'

At Thursday's press conf, Helen Thomas came through with one of her usual crackpot rants ' with a dose of Bush-bashing mixed in: "When are you going to get out of Afghanistan? Why are we ...

Today Show Features 'Family Divided, Kids Separated from Mother By Immigration Laws'

NBC's Natalie Morales, on Wednesday's Today show, introduced Telemundo's Maria Celeste Arraras to tell the story of a South Florida family that has been separated by immigration laws in a segment ...

CNN's Cooper: It's 'Stunning' Obama Let Oil Leak Become 'Katrina in Slow Mo'

CNN's Anderson Cooper first defended the Obama administration's initial response to the Gulf oil leak and then criticized him from the left on Tuesday's AC360: "A month ago, it seemed like the ...

James Carville Slams Obama on Oil Spill: 'We're About to Die Down Here!' Stephanopoulos Still Spinning

James Carville appeared on Wednesday's Good Morning America to condemn Barack Obama's response to the oil spill. George Stephanopoulos seemed taken aback by the intensity of his fellow Democrat ...

York: Obama Can Treat Media with Contempt Since He Knows They'll Always Be 'On His Side'

The Washington press corps "have only themselves to blame" for President Obama refusing to answer their questions at White House events, Washington Examiner's Byron York contended. "Obama treats ...

Nets Dig Out 'Plug the Damn Hole' Quote to Buck Up 'Frustrated' Obama's Credibility on Oil Spill

CBS and NBC on Tuesday night reached deep into a Washington Post story ' specifically, the 20th paragraph of a 24-paragraph article ' to pluck out a quote in order to demonstrate a "frustrated" ...

Washington Post Assigns Limbaugh Book Review to Rush-Hating David Frum

The new book on Rush Limbaugh by Zev Chafets drew a book review in The Washington Post - by David Frum, the GOP establishment's favorite Rush hater.

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Knocks Texas Conservatives for New Textbooks: 'Education by Wikipedia?'

MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Tuesday attacked new standards being adopted for history textbooks in Texas as "odd" and mocked that the state would now be teaching "education by Wikipedia." Evan Smith of ...
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